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Siouxland District Health’s March 8 vaccination clinic open to first responders, school staff and more

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The March 8 vaccination clinic at the Tyson Events Center will be open to every person that falls into Phase 1B of Siouxland District's Health vaccination plan.

Those included are:

  • First responders such as firefighters, police officers, and child welfare social workers.
  • PK-12 school staff, early childhood education staff and childcare workers.
  • Food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing workers who live or work in congregate settings that do not allow for social distancing.
    • The SDHD is working with manufacturing companies to set-up opportunities for vaccination for these workers and these individuals will not need to sign up for pubic clinics.
    • This group is limited to those in work and living settings that do not allow for social distancing, such as workers at meatpacking production lines.
    • Restaurant, grocery and other essential workers are not included in this group unless they fall under the other categories.
  • Individuals with disabilities living in home settings that are dependent on attendant care staff, and their attendant care staff.
  • Staff of and individuals living in congregate settings, not including college dormitories.
  • Inspectors responsible for hospitals, long-term care, and child safety.
  • Correctional facility staff.
  • Individuals age 65 and older.
  • Phase 1A health care workers who have not received their first dose of vaccine.

Officials with the SDHD say registration for this clinic opens at 3 p.m. on March 2. Registration can be done through the health district's website here.

For those who do not have the ability to make an appointment online, they can call over the phone at (712) 234-3922. This phone number opens up at 3 p.m. as well, and officials say it is specifically reserved for those without the ability to use the online appointment scheduling.

Health officials say this will likely be the last large, public clinic that targets specifically those in Phase 1B in Woodbury County. Smaller clinics are expected to continue with more focused groups in Phase 1B.

SDHD expects to be moving into Phase 1C of the vaccination plan in the near future. Included in that group are individuals age 16 to 64 with medical conditions that may be at an increased risk of severe illness from the virus.

The health department is also working closely with local medical providers and pharmacies in order to increase the availability of vaccination locations to more broadly distribute vaccines to the larger Phase 1C group.

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Dean Welte

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